What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about using the tension rod? Most of us use them in the bathroom and we hang a shower curtain on it to give us privacy and to keep the water in the tub. When you really stop to think about it, however, they are relatively inexpensive and if you get creative, you can use them in many areas in the household.
If you are somebody that enjoys doing DIY projects, you are really going to appreciate what tension rods bring to the table. As a matter of fact, we are only really scratching the surface of all of the different things that can be done using these unique items. You can find them at many stores, including department stores or Bed Bath and Beyond.
If you have been looking for a way to do some home improvements without breaking the budget, tension rods are a great place to start. Look down through the following 8 different ways to use them and you are sure to find some that are going to work well for your house and family.
1. In the play room
When you have a play room for your children, a makeshift stage can be created by using tension rods between bookcases. Your children will also have a secret hiding place.
2. Kitchen cupboards
Hang a tension rod near the oven in one of the cupboards. You can store your pots and pans so they are easy to get to.
3. Your closet
Our closets could always use some updating and you can use tension rods to keep things neat and organized. It also helps you to fit more in your closet. Use them at various heights to organize your shoes.
A private sanctuary can be created for your little ones using pillows, quilts and a tension rod. This is perfect if you rent a home and can’t make any major changes.
5. Cleaning supplies
When you store all of your cleaning supplies on one level, you are missing out on some storage space. Placing a tension rod in the cupboard can give you a hook so you can hang spray bottles. It keeps them organized and provides additional space.
6. Craft table
You may use the space under your table for your legs but you can also put a tension rod to hang craft paper, ribbons and a variety of other items. It helps to keep things organized and with the extra space available, you can get more craft supplies.
7. In the pantry
A smaller tension rod can be used in the pantry to store flat items. This could include trays, cutting boards and cooking sheets. Put one tension rod in the front and one in the back and you can slide those flat items in neatly
8. The hallway
It may look strange, but it is quite ingenious. Using multiple tension rods in the hallway can keep your little ones in a safe area of the home. It also works great as a makeshift dog gate.
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